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in the mountains and the city and the bay. that's why we range from the upper 50s to low 60s right now. this afternoon once we get a little sunshine, we should have our highs perhaps 69 winchester, about 71 here in d.c. i will have all you need to know about sandy coming up a little later. maybe in about 15 minutes or so right now we go to monika samtani. she's got timesaver traffic. >>> i do i'm happy to say i've had good news all around. i'll leave all the bad news to howard this morning. if you're planning to head around town, no problems to report in from manassas to centreville and over to fairfax. we're looking great. no problems to report. shoe be on time to work if you're leaving right now. let's take a live look. if y're planning to head over here on the beltway at connecticut avenue, we're looking good on the north side of town between 95 and bethesda, even over to 270. back over to our maps. this time we're going to take a look at the beltway north of town coming into the beltway from aspen hill, wheaton, bethesda, burtonsville. you're fine. no problems if baltimore and 270
city, significant damage to their board walk. just across the delaware bay in kate may, the sand there literally jumped the dunes. their entire board walk is now covered in sand. they're going to have to do some major refilling of their beach. we know what happens up north in long island, new york city. here it's safe to say that we dodged a big bullet. it's not over yet. we still have high tide coming in supposed to hit around 8:36 this morning. 2 and a half hours away. not too concerned about it on the beach but we are worried about it in the bay area. we were seeing flooding over there around 4:00 sunday afternoon. now we've been dealing with hurricane force winds, the waves, flooding rain, for two nights now. we're waiting to see what it's going to look like when the sun comes up. that's what emergency responders are saying they want to see as well. they want to know how bad it's going to be. i've been talking about this all morning. this is really the worse of the damage that we're seeing here on the beach. all these huge trofts that have been created right up against the bo
a 21-year-old man charging that he plotted to blow up the term reserve in new york city. officials say quazi nafis was arrested yesterday morning after a sting operation. he pack adavan with what he thought were ex-- packed a van with what he thought were explosives and tried to detonate it from inside a hotel room. that was fake. he's being held without bail. >>> in campaign 2012, president obama and mitt romney retreated to their respective corners ever the election ring. romney promised supporters in virginia he plans to win the swing state. >> i think it's interesting with two presidential debates gone, the president still hasn't found an agenda for his second term. we have an agenda and our agenda will get this country working again. >> it was part of an effort to chip aware at northern virginia which leans strongly toward barack obama in -- leaned strongly toward barack obama in 2008. >> governor romney continues to run around talking about his five-point plan for the economy. wait, wait, wait. don't boo. vote. >> president obama also listed his achieves in the war on terror in a
on shore by atlantic city 10:00, 11:00 tonight. the worst of the winds will be starting this evening overnight through lunch time tomorrow. qee have gusts here in the metro -- we could have gusts here in the metro above hurricane strength. it's going to cause some damage and rainfall. some areas could get more than a foot. potentially six inches plus around here. i'll be back with more in a few minutes. right now here's monika with timesaver traffic. >>> i was happy to see the grocery stores and harmed ware stores busy over the -- hardware stores busy over the weekend. that meant everyone was preparing. that's what you needed to do. it's surely coming in as howard has been telling us. it's going to affect our roads. everybody has planned early. if you normally use metro, while it's closed including rail bus, metro access, ride on, all those services have been suspended. we've been on the found with metro's spokesperson and he tells us they will not decide what they're going to do till tonight. if you're planning to head over on any of these roads keep in mind that those are prone to
crown mvp. he went 0-2 last night and got a standing ovation from the crowd in kansas city. >>> it is just about 6:25. still ahead, which local political candidate is under fire for not voting in recent elections? >> we'll have more on last night's debate, including a fast check on mitt romney's tax plan. >>> right now beverly farmer gives us a fact check on your morning commute. >> fairfax county we have issues. sky 9 showing us the scene of the crash. a medevac. southbound will be blocked at monument drive. you're watching 9news now. we'll be back with more news and traffic. stay with us. >>> we're back at 6:29. this is always the place to get your weather first. here's a live look at springfield, virginia. lots of slow traffic in that area. you'll need to take some rain gear with you. mostly cloudy, 69 degrees. >>> thanks so much for starting your thursday with us. i'm mike hydeck. >>> i'm andrea roane. meteorologist howard bernstein is live on the weather terrace to expand on our forecast. good morning. >> good morning. light sprinkles out here. the ground is wet. the s
went back and forth with some zingers last night at the annual al smith fundraiser in new york city. >> today both candidates bring the battle to the commonwealth. >> kristin fisher is live from the satellite center with more on the race for the white house. 17 days until election day kristin? >> reporter: wow, hard to believe and hard to believe it was just two nights ago that we wahed these two men go at it in one of the most heated debates in modern presidential history. and they'll be back at it again today. president obama will be at george mason university in fairfax. mitt romney in abingdon, virginia. but last night they were friendly. funny, mitt romney made fun of his stiff public persona. while the president poked at hiss poor performance during the first debate. yes, i think this is what voters want to see a bit more of right? now, this dinner, the al smith dinner, it's been a tradition for presidential candidates ever since world war ii. the fancy affair in midtown, manhattan and both candidates were wearing white ties and tails. something that romney said made him feel
was and that he helped boost the city's spirits after that nats loss on friday. rg3 hasn't thrown too many touchdowns this season, just five in six weeks or in six games, but what he can do with his legs just adds to his versatility making it hard for opponents to game plan. >> any time you have a quarterback that has a threat of making a play with his legs, a lot of time you'll have defenses spying the quarterback. you know, they want to play man coverage but they don't want to rush everybody because they've got to count for the quarterback just like we saw yesterday. >> up 95 in charm city, to major injuries leaves the big boys in an already struggling baltimore ravens defense. cornerback ladarius webb, arguably baltimore's most valuable defender out but the biggest loss is ray lewis with a torn try sep. although -- triaccept. -- tricep. although not as good as he once was, he's valuable. >> i could see it when i walked on the field on his face, you know, he kind of knew because he's been through it before. ray in the locker room afterwards, you know, we didn't know but he was worried ab
and of course we've seen the massive damage in new york city and at the jersey shore. those types of losses as well as the economic impact of shutdowns like 19,000 flights across the country. and that potential impact that could go on for days and days and days. so we've been telling folks all morning before you come to the airport, just because you see us here, just because you see travelers here, do not assume that your flight as scheduled should go out today. you're definitely going to want to check with the airlines. check the mobile devices. make sure those flights really are scheduled today because as of now, still dozens and dozens of cancellations on the board. reporting live at reagan national airport, i'm jessica doyle. i'm going to send it back to you in the studio. >> jessica, thank you. >> a lot of people want to know when they see the disaster how they can help. here's a quick and easy way you to help the hurricane victims. just like wusa9 on facebook. for every one of you who will, we'll donate a dollar to the american red cross sandy relief fund. stay with 9news. we'll be ri
? there's a new app for that. today my taxi launches here in d.c., itself first city in the u.s. to get the popular system from europe. you heard how the system works first this morning right here on 9news now. >> press the button and then you see all the taxis around you. the first one accepts your request. you can follow on the screen when the taxi is arriving, where the taxi is at and you have a countdown showing you when to go outside so you don't have to wait in the rain. >> the app is free for smartphones. riders won't pay any more for their fares than the standard rate. cabbies will pay 99 cents a ride starting next year. >>> if you bought a new white or silver car this year, our tea good company. those have been the top vehicle color choices. 22% of cars and trucks built for the 2012 model year have white paint. silver at 20%. black in third place followed by gray and red. and if you love beer, this news is for you. out of 150 countries studied, it takes the least amount of time to earn a beer in the united states. swiss bank ubs says it takes americans just five minutes on the
to benefit from all of the hiring. here are the top three cities for job openings right now. new york tops the list. chicago comes in at number two and washington, d.c. comes in at number three. 12% of all the job openings in the top ten, they are right here in our area. >>> there are also a lot of really great car deals out there right now. you should expect a lot of zero percent finance offers and discounts as the dealers try to move 2012 models off the lot to make room for the 2013s. kelly blue book ranks the best tiles and highlights the 2012 toyota camera le zero percent financing. purchase price of under $22,000. another option now, the 2012 ford focus sc sedan. again 60 months, zero percent financing, purchase price over $17,000. then there is the 2012 mazda 3 sports sedan. again you'll find zero percent financing for 60 months out there. >>> have you ever said any of these things to your boss? i can't come to work because my dog is having a nervous breakdown or my toe is stuck in a faucet. those are just a few of the creative excuses workers gave to explain their absence from work.
as you leave dale city into springfield here. the lanes are open. let's go a little further north on to 395. the issue here, look at that. backed up as you leave duke street past king where there's an accident in the left lane. let's go back over to our maps, this time heading over to the west side of town. no problems 066 as you head inbound. but inside the beltway here in annandale on backlick road at john mar drive, that early morning fatal accident has been cleared so you're good to go through that intersection as well. one more last live look outside. again here's what it looks like on 270. you've got your delays as you leave basically frederick off and on toward clarksburg and germantown with the lanes open. i'll be back with more traffic at 6:58. back to you guys. >>> remember last week when this was howard's costume and he was a chick magnet? lazy halloween. basically we're afraid he might be attracting sandy and not the good sandy. >> i can't help it if that happens. >> it won't be a hurricane if it comes our way. >> but it will be a very strong, maybe extra tropical stor
. >> reporter: it all started with this. an article saying, quote, the city is not hip and it never will be. ever since on the streets and in some tweets the hipness debate has raged on. first you think of hip as hipsters. >> walk around with a coffee in my hand. >> reporter: in brooklyn, new york wins on that front. one washingtonian is prohitting her hometown hipness in the hippest way, on twit gler to compare it to other cities is not what i think we should be doing. >> reporter: we reached out to the author. she wasn't available but in the article she points to one detracting factor. lots of young people here. the would-be hip work for the government or, quote, the man. >> nonprofit people. everyone is talking about politics, you know. >> reporter: that's not hip? >> not hip at all. >> i think we need to support the arts more. >> reporter: he was leaning towards d.c. as hip until we read him the definition. >> if we're comparing it to a place that's as fashion forward as other east coast cities like new york, i think it would be tough to measure up fashion wise. >> reporter: clothes are
circuit television at military installations in new jersey, massachusetts, maryland and new york city. >>> the board of the smithsonian institution needs your ideas so it can stay relevant in the years ahead. a public forum will be held today at 3:00 at the national museum of american history. the session is open to the public and board members will take questions from the audience and online. >>> the time right now is 6:06. i am watching your money. drivers, we may all be paying a little bit less at the pump but probably haven't noticed. aaa mid-atlantic is reporting the average price for regular gasoline in the d.c. metro area is $3.73 this morning. that's actually down 9 cents from a month ago. still motorists in the region are paying more than a year ago. at this time last year, drivers were paying $3.39 a gallon. aaa says gas prices are expected to fall for the remainder of the year. >>> the u.s. postal service is getting a bailout of sorts thanks to election season. the mountains of political junk mail and super packs paying top dollars for postage are keeping the stggling posta
, this city, this team, it's speechless. >> in the spring nobody talked about us having a chance. we kept our noses in the game. every single guy stepped up. it's a huge accomplishment. we're happy to be the nl east division champs. >> we've come a long way. it's been a long year. we've done some good things. done a couple bad things but to finish on top is something i'll never forget. >> we've come a long way in a very short time. we have a long way to go. we've got a good young club. i think we should do this every year. >> playoff baseball means playoff merchandise. and this is the t-shirt that everybody wants to get their hands on this morning. there's still a few in the team store. you can buy them online. i'm hearing this morning that the baseball hats are almost out. so if you want them, you better get down here quick because you know those are going to sell out fast. mike, if you want one, if you're nice, i might try and run in and get you one before they all run out. >> if they have navy, i want one because i already have the shirt. i'm not giving this back. >> reporter: oh, you do.
open until 4:00 a.m., two hours later than usual. a new city policy is being tested that extends alcohol sales until 4:00 a.m. before holidays. the move is aimed at raising $3 million more in revenue. 42 bars and restaurants have been approved to stay open late. >>> still ahead, the president and mitt romney both campaigning in the swing states, but let's hear how their surrogates did on sunday talk shows, next. >> keep it here, you are watching 9news now. >>> here's a quick look at some of the things closed on there columbus day holiday. dc parking is free, no meter enforcement, trash and recycling, resumes tomorrow. >> schools and libraries are also closed today. join us and send your message of support to our wounded warriors at uso.org. the uso. until every one comes home. >>> back. we are following breaking news out of silver spring maryland. there has been a police involved shooting. montgomery county police responded to a home of a man who is making threats. >> kristen fisher joins us live from the scene with the very latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning.
of the reflecting pool reengineered the water so it came from the tidal basin instead of city drinking water but again they have to deal with the algae problem. >>> montgomery county lawmakers are giving the plastic bag tax another look. right now you have to pay a nickel. county council president says the tax may have hit too many kind of retailers. and it may need to be narrowed since the tax was put in place january 1st, it brought in nearly $170,000 a month for the county. >>> the time right now is 6:06. and i am watching your money. the september unemployment report comes out this morning. economists predict 110,000 jobs were added in the last month but they believe the ton employment rate -- the unemployment rate will go up to 8.2%. that's up one tenth of a percent from last month. in the meantime mortgage rates once again hitting record lows. freddie mac has the average three year rate at 3.36%. they have led more homeowners to refinance and that could potentially help jump-start the economy. >>> in the last few minutes "consumer reports" issued the results of its tests on the iphone
. things look great dale city to woodbridge. we'll take a live look outside in spring field. a few brake lights coming up to the beltway. i'll be back with more coming up at 6:11. >> see you then. >>> later today a judge is going to sentence former penn state football coach jerry sandusky. >> the 68-year-old sandusky maintains his innocence following his conviction earlier this year on child sex abuse charges. kristin fisher joins us live with more on what's expected in court later today. >> reporter: good morning. jerry sandusky did not testify at his june trial but he is expected to speak at today's sentencing and he's expected to proclaim his innocence. in fact, yesterday sandusky even called in to the penn state radio station from his jail cell to essentially give a preview of what he's expected to say in court this morning. here's part of that recording. >> they can take away my life. they came make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: former assistant footba
a beautiful city we live in. i have this shot so i thought i would share it with you. gorgeous day saturday for all the walkers and out to nationals park for the diabetes walk with jessica and monika and andrea. toms temperatures in the 30s and -- tem in the 30s and 40s. big chill this morning, even frost out to our south and west. 64 by noon, sunshine all thai. 3:00 of36:00 -- all day. by 6:00, we are in the upper 60s. if you have outdoor plans, this afternoon would be a lot more comfortable than this morning. 37 in gaithersburg. and manassas. 42 croftton. mid-40s in laurel and columbia. outside on our michael and son weather camera. still quite dark, we have an hour and 8 minutes until sunrise. a north wind only 3 miles per hour. without the winds we don't have a biting wind shell but allows the temperatures to dip into the 30s where we have the frost in spots this morning. look at the country. in the northwest we are seeing this pretty big storm crashing into british columbia, this morning with rain and mountain snows. the colder air is moving in, in the west, but the yet stream, like a
. on the northbound side of i-95 now, there's a problem before dale city where a tractor- trailer is disabled blocking a lane and causing some delays. our sky 9 is headed there as we speak. we'll take a live look a little further north on the northbound side of i-95 now. once you're beyond that problem, you're okay in springfield. no issues to report as you head on to 395 where there is a slow lineup from duke street to seminary road. we'll go over to another picture right now if you're planning to head over to the inbound side of i-66. again slow from manassas into centreville. let's take a live look closer to the beltway as you head through vienna. this is what you should expect and also a live look at the american legion bridge on the the west side of town or colesville road. outer loop delays through silver spring and at the american legion bridge you will be just fine. the lanes are open. i'll be back in a few minutes with a look at big picture at 6:58. but first, we've been asking you all morning on facebook what you think might be the biggest distraction for teens while driving. and this is wha
friends. pay $25. get $50 to spend on dog outfits. this is just in time for halloween. gilt city has this detail with spoiled pup boutique. i love the halloween tutu. it's really cute. a viewer angrily reached out with this deal for your -- an jolie reached out with this deal for your kids. $625 for to winter classes. it's normally $1,130. it expires next wednesday. a deal for the wine lovers. 28 bucks gets you a vineyard and cellar tour for to and take home cheese and charcuterie basket from mediterranean cellars winery in warrenton. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. a check on traffic and weather when we come right back. you're watching 9news now. >>> welcome back. 6:53. beautiful out there. kind of chilly in the 40s. a little bit after windchill. a beautiful sky. a lot of sunshine today. look for temperatures by lunch time in the mid-50s. driving home 61 degrees. andrea or mike, take it away. >> thank you, howard. >>> it's 6:54. here's a final check of today's news before you go. four
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